Here’s my favorite resources and tools used in Infoprenur:
Free and Paid Book Promotion Services
Reedsy vast database of free and paid book promotion services.
127+ Top Free and Paid Book Promotion Sites compiled by Kindleprenuer. Great list.
Tools for Generating Book Titles
1.For non-fiction titles:
2.For fantasy titles:
3.For Sci-Fi titles:
4.For Horror titles:
5.For Romantic titles:
6.For Mystery Novel titles
7.For Crime Book titles
8.For Children Book titles
9.For Comic Book titles
Tools for Generating Character Names
1.For author name:
2.For fantasy character name:
3.For Sci-Fi character name:
4.For Horror character name:
5.For other character name:
Tools for Generating Plot Ideas
1.For Horror plot:
2.For generating ideas on content/sub-topics:
Answer The Public – Free clever consumer insight tool that combines the suggested searches from Bing and Google and visualises them in what could be called a search cloud. Organised in categories such as what, where and why, these search clouds provide an overview of the questions people are typing into search engines from their various devices.
Tools for Research and Reports
KDP category browser is a great tool to identify KDP category for your book. Just copy your competitors’ categories on Amazon and paste them in this page.
Kindle Book Report is a plugin for your browser to see your sales of kindle books on daily, monthly etc basis. Really useful too.
Kindle Best Seller Calculator is is a great online tool from Kindlepreneur that converts Amazon’s Best Seller Rank (BSR) into sales per day. Make sure you choose “Book” if you are researching on Paperback books.
AMZ Suggestion Expander is a free Chrome extension that expands the number of search suggestions that are shown in the Amazon search bar by showing the keywords that Amazon would suggest before and after the keywords you have entered.
DS Amazon Quick View is another free Chrome extension that add amazon ranking and sellers information to the Amazon search page so that you do not need to click in to check such details. Real research time saver for me.
Publisher Rocket is a great paid research tool for KDP. Helps to cut down on a lot of research time and effort.
Tools for Book Templates and Descriptions
Tangent Templates is a paid services for creating KDP interior for Low content book.
Profitable Journals interiors templates
PLR Planner interiors templates
Yong’s Templates interiors templates
Creative Fabrica has many brilliant interior templates, fonts. It also has a good library of free templates you can use.
Color PLR Monthly has a lot of great paid colouring template interior you can use.
Bookow creates KDP cover template and also help in formatting your manuscript online.
Amazon Book cover templates is another good source. The most common trim size for non-fiction book is 6″ x 9″ cream
Amazon Paperback manuscript templates is another good source
Kindlepreneur Book Description Generator is an online tool to help craft your book descriptions with HTML codes (to spice it up). Just don’t overdo it. 🙂
Amazon Book Description HTML Editor is another great online HTML generator for KDP book description.
Tools for Generating Book Covers and Graphics Editing
1.For online tools for creating book cover:
Canva has a lot of great templates and designer that you can use. There is a free decent version that you can use. Highly recommended.
DIY Book Design is another great site to explore
Pixel Studio FX 3.0 has more than 5,326 awesome looking book cover designs that you can change and use. Note that this is a paid site.
Bookbolt is another paid site that have tools/templates for book covers, researching of niches and more.
Aududu is another paid site that offers templates, cover builder and Journal builder. Good site for checking out. It also provides a monthly freebies (open for 1 week).
2.For online editing of PSD files and creating Infographics:
Photopea is what I used online to edit PSD files when my desktop is not available.
Piktochart is great for creating/editing Infographics.
Gravit is a great free online tool for vector editing (great for creating coloring books). There is also a paid pro version which comes with more features. When you first signup, you will get 15 days trial to the Pro version. If you do not upgrade, it will downgrade to the free version. You can check out this video on how to use this tool to create coloring book from scratch. Do note that the free version can only export up to 150dpi image.
Vecteezy Free SVG Vector Editor is a free online tool to do vector editing which is better than Gravit (in my opinion). Use this in Chrome browser.
Recommended Sites For Images and Icons
Noun Project – a great collections of icons. Do check out their licensing terms.
Freepik – has lots of free as well as paid images for commercial use. Can try the yearly subscription for unlimited downloads for about 2+ months ago.
Depositphotos – usually have good sales once or twice a year and I would order fairly large quantity (downloadable anytime).
Dreamstime – another good site for royalty-free images.
iStockPhoto – this is what I started with.
Vecteezy.com – is a great site for free vector art. Great for coloring low content book that you can use. Look for image with solid outline and solid filled colors for it to be easily workable.
Unsplash.com – fantastic resources for free professional stock quality photos that do not need attributions. Attribution is encouraged but not mandatory. Personally I will give them attribution.
Recommended Online YouTube Channels On Publishing Tips and Tricks
Rachel Harrison-Sund channel is what started me on the Low Content Publishing business and I simply love it. Do get her course too if you can.
Keith Wheeler’s Part-Time Publishing is about self-publishing books around a busy life.
Self-Publishing with Dale is publishing books that sell and building an unstoppable author brand. There is live videos every Wednesday and Saturday as well.
Kindlepreneur on learn how to sell more books today.
Kelli Publish is a regular gal who create passive income from low content book. She pumps out around 40 daily. Great to hear and learn from her experience. This interview with Rachel is a good starting point.
Recommended next step
How to turn your Kindle eBook into a Print Book – this is a great summary of what to do.
Book Descriptions That Sell by Keith Wheeler. Do check out the description in this video for additional resources which can help you further.
Book Description Bullet Points by Keith Wheeler
How to Validate a Book Idea is part 1 of keyword research video
Keyword Research Research Tips is part 2 of keyword research video